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Jordan Peele makes history as first black to win Oscar for best original screenplay

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<p>Writer-director of ‘‘get out’‘ Jordan Peele has won an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay, becoming the first black screenwriter to ever win the award.</p> <p>The category was one of the ceremony’s most hotly-contested, beating out the likes of The Big Sick, Lady Bird, The Shape of Water and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri to scoop the trophy.</p> <p>“This means so much to me. I stopped writing this movie about 20 times because I thought it was impossible. I thought it wasn’t going to work. I thought no one would ever make this movie. But I kept coming back to it because I knew if someone let me make this movie, that people would hear it and people would see it. So I want to dedicate this to all the people who raised my voice and let me make this movie”, Peele said. </p> <p>Peele expressed gratitude to all you have supported his project and urged all to ‘‘keep going’‘.</p> “Get Out,” is a horror thriller that examines race relations in the United States. Get Out, starring Londoner Daniel Kaluuya, was Peele’s first attempt at directing a feature film. <p>Aside from the Best Original Screenplay category, Peele was also nominated for the Best Director and Best Picture Oscars.</p> <p>Peele is an American actor,writer, producer and director who first rose to fame in the Comedy Central sketch series Key and Peele.</p>

And to everybody who went and saw this movie. Everybody who bought a ticket, who told somebody to buy a ticket, thank you. I love you for shouting out at the theater, for shouting out at the screen. Let's keep going.

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